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Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews – Review by Carrie Reed

Matt's swirly worldMatt’s swirly world by Madeleine Matthews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews
My rating 5 out of 5 stars

This is a sweet book and the pictures are wonderfully made. The lesson is this story is that we shouldn’t let our disappointments build up into anger. The mom teaches her son that anger and disappointment don’t last and helps her son find an easy way to help rid himself of the negative feelings. Great story, great lesson, perfect to teach children and I thought adding the story of the dragon and fairy were a perfect touch to show a similar situation to the kid.

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Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews – Review by Katie Kearney

Matt's swirly worldMatt’s swirly world by Madeleine Matthews
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews. This book does have a great idea behind it. I found it easy to follow and enjoyed it. The illustrations were engaging and my nephew liked them, he also followed along nicely and liked the story. I’m glad I picked this book up for my nephew, we had fun reading it together and he took something away from it I believe. If you’re looking for a story that’s got a great lesson behind it also I definitely recommend this book. I’ll definitely be sharing this story with more of the children in my life. Four stars and highly recommended.

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Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews – Review by Tausha Treadway

Matt's swirly worldMatt’s swirly world by Madeleine Matthews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews. I really loved this book and wish I had it when my son was younger. Its the story of a mom who is trying to teach her son how to process his emotions in a positive way. It teaches us that an outing to the park leaves Matthew with happy feelings until its time to leave and then he has a meltdown. His mom tells him the story of a angry dragon and helps him realize a calm voice and telling a story can help soothe the child and stops his meltdown. This book is a great resource for parents because it helps them to learn what is behind tantrums and how to teach impulse control. Its tells us that talking in a calm voice can soothe a child and minimize meltdowns. It also teaches kids self control skills which in this crazy world is very important. This is a great children’s book that parents, grandparents and teachers can learn a lot from it! (less)

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Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews – Review by Elizabeth Sanchez

Matt's swirly worldMatt’s swirly world by Madeleine Matthews
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read Matt’s Swirly World to my 3.5 year old, and he seemed to enjoy it. It was a little over his head, but he liked the pictures. He loved pointing out the dragon and his emotions on each page. I can see it would be a good book to help slightly older kids identify their emotions. Matt feels disappointment and anger when he has to leave the park. But his mother tells a story of a dragon and fairy to help him understand his feelings. In a fun way, she teaches him ways to cope with the feelings to let them pass. It also helps explain that emotions come and go, like a wave. The pictures were colorful and capturing, but the words were a little lengthy for young children. I would recommend this for maybe 5-8 year olds.

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Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews – Review by Tracy Manderson

Matt's swirly worldMatt’s swirly world by Madeleine Matthews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Matt’s swirly world by Madeleine Matthews

5 out of 5 stars

Matt’s Swirly world is the first book that I have read by Ms. Matthews and it was adorable. I read this short story to my grandchildren and they where enchanted with this story.
We deal with tantrums from my granddaughters all the time, so this book helped me when it comes to her tantrums. I do know the reasons my granddaughter has been through a lot this year, so it really helped me.
I will read more of Ms. Matthews books to my grandchildren.

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Tracy

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Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Matt's swirly worldMatt’s swirly world by Madeleine Matthews
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Matt’s Swirly World is a book for both kids and parents to read together. It teaches some parents in certain situations how to calm a child in the middle of a tantrum and also teaches kids how to react and control anger issues.

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Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews – Review by Kari Anne Horstman

Matt's swirly worldMatt’s swirly world by Madeleine Matthews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! I love this. A precious story for parents and little ones that may be struggling with understanding and controlling their big emotions. I really like the way concepts are broken down for children to grasp more easily. I can’t wait to use it the next time my toddler has a meltdown! Very well done! 5 stars.

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Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews – Review by Debi Kircher

Matt's swirly worldMatt’s swirly world by Madeleine Matthews
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews

4 Stars

As a parent and now a grandparent, I read this through the first time by myself and I totally get the message being portrayed in this book and I appreciate the ideas given to help a child through these trying times. I then gave the book to my 9 year old grandson, my 10 year old grandson and my 9 year old granddaughter. They had a bit of trouble reading it and tripped over many words losing the meaning along the way. I can not imagine trying to read this to a 3 – 5 year old and them getting anything out of it besides liking the pictures.

The message was clear and using the tools that were included in the story are great and the parent can figure out how to implement them to make the child understand. As a children’s book the pictures were awesome but the story got a bit lost even with the older ones.

Great book for the adult who needs new ways to handle these situations.

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Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews – Review by Mirela Ruiz

Matt's swirly worldMatt’s swirly world by Madeleine Matthews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews was a cute and quick read with my son. I would give this book a 5 out of 5 stars. It was well illustrated and it was a book I could see myself pulling out again and again. My son loved to look at the pictures and help me scroll and count. While at 1.5 years old he will not get the lesson, I hope over time he will learn to see new drops of wisdom.

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Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews – Review by Lyndsey Fairley

Matt's swirly worldMatt’s swirly world by Madeleine Matthews
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Matt’s Swirly World: Children’s Book by Madeleine Matthews
4 stars

While this book is to be geared towards children, my 6 year old lost the message the first read through, so when I read it again I changed some words to her level and it went better.
Everyone deals with anger differently but it is a feeling all feel at one point or another so having steps to help in a way children can comprehend is great.
Loved the illustrations.

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